Seraph Minstrel is a newly unveiled category of Seraph Stories dedicated to introducing, showcasing, and sharing stories of C&S gospel artists all over the globe. In this edition with Inumidun Aina-Ogunrinde, popularly known as Pearl. A daughter of a well-known prophetess, Dr. Kehinde Kupoluyi.
Can we meet you ma?
I’m Inumidun Aina-Ogunrinde, I work with the Lagos state primary health care board of Nigeria as a Community health practitioner. I’m from Ogun state (Ijebu precisely). I was born on 23rd October, married to Olakunle Samuel Ogunrinde (Achiever).
How did you come about the name Pearl?
The name Pearl was coined out of my name Pamilerin Ebudola Aduramomi Remilekun and Oluwatobiloba. Pearl is one of the gemstones, my kind of being is rare and precious. Hence, the circumstances surrounding my birth and the way have lived summed it all for me to be called PRECIOUS.
Seeing that you’re a health practitioner, how did you come about your musical career, how you got started, and the journey so far?
I have always wanted to be a Medical Doctor. I never saw myself as a minstrel, though have been singing since I was 8years old. Singing is my hubby especially when it comes to singing the alto part. I joined different groups in secondary school, funny enough I was the chapel prefect in my secondary school, at the higher institution I was the choir coordinator but never saw myself out there in all of this. Until I met my husband who pushed me into doing this, all I wanted to do was to sing, sing and sing, but then this is me here.
The journey hasn’t been smooth, despite the swings, challenges faced, battles fought, I still wonder how I have been able to stand firm. After God, my husband has been my great backup. on a lighter note, The man is God sent. My mum also is a great support system.
Tell us the mission of your music and your source of inspiration in terms of your composition and stage performance.
My music is to preach, promote, and celebrate the gospel. Considering composition and stage performance, It is God and everything happening around me.
As a gospel artist, who would you like to collaborate with?
My favorite artist, Aduke Gold, My Crush, Mercy Chinwo, and My Mentor, Pastor Nathaniel Bassey.
What is the influence of your mum on your music career?
My mum from day one supported me, it was easy for her to do because she was also into music before ministry,. She has always been there for me spiritually, physically, and financially. Seeing her do music interests me a lot and she pushes me to rehearse most times.
At the last concluded celestial and seraphic praise, you were signed by a record label. How do you feel like and how will this influence your musical career?
I just don’t know because I still cry anytime I remember, all I want to say is GOD IS FAITHFUL. He would need one man and 10,000 men will rise to his call. I just know with the record label, preaching the gospel will be easy unlike when I was seeking help and being disappointed.
What is your plan for the C&S church?
Jeremiah 29: 11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” No matter what, I am here to stay in the C&S church.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself as a minstrel, God is using mightily to affect people’s life positively.
What is your advice for teenagers who aspire to be like you?
No one should aspire to be like me, my advice is they should pray and aspire to be better than I am. Furthermore, Let me just say we should tread through the narrow path because the wide path ends in destruction. Consistency is also a key factor – no one notices you until you are successful.